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Poniendo el cascabel al gato/Belling the cat.
(National Textbook Company, 1977)
Another delightful little book! The family discussion is done with care, and the illustrations are fun. The distinctive feature of this series is that near-identical books in Spanish and English are bound together.
Le meunier, son fils, et l'ane
(Whittlesey House: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1962)
Identical and simultaneous with The Miller, His Son, and Their Donkey from the same artist and publisher. Here is a book whose existence I never suspected!
The Bee and the Wasp
(Basil Montagu PickeringBasil Montague Pickering, 1861)
A pleasing enough elongated fable with four good Cruikshank engravings. The wasp lures the bee into sin; by the end everyone, including the bee's wife and children, is dead. There is even time for a song and a chorus. ...
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
(Scholastic Book Services, 1975)
There are two Easter eggs pasted on 30 of the good copy, and there is some water staining on the older extra, but this is a delightful pamphlet. The fable is well told. Tom fools the hunters and the fishermen. Both unite ...
Wolf Invites Bear
(Foreign Languages Press, 1981)
This story seems to me offhand to be somewhere between fairy tale and fable. The clever fox outwits both the wolf and the bear. The excellent art resembles film stills. It is a fascinating blend of stylization and color.
An Aesop's Fable: The Old Man and Death.
(The Good Book Press, 1986)
A beautifully made little book that tells this Aesopic story very well. The size seems to me to work against the two cuts. There is an exquisite design of hatchet and wood on the cover. For other work by Peter and Donna ...
The Hare and the Tortoise (Japanese)
(Rakuda Shuppan Dezain, 1969)
Here is the Japanese version of Wildsmith's work, originally published by Oxford University Press in 1966. The bibliographical data here notes that original publication and seems to indicate a publication date of 1969 for ...
La liebre y la tortuga
(CarvajalEditorial Norma, 1979)
Good pop-ups, some of which even incorporate a bit of action, for example when the hare rises up tired or when the race-finishing judge waves the checkered flag. The hare has a great grumpy look on the last page. For ...
Chiquita y Pepita: Dos ratoncitas/Chiquita and Pepita: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.
(National Textbook Company, 1978)
This is a lively telling that takes liberties with the story. Pepita holds a party in the country for Chiquita and serves bread and cheese. They take a bus to the city. The illustrations are animated. Near-identical ...
Tina la Tortuga y Carlos el Conejo/Tina the Turtle and Carlos the Rabbit.
(National Textbook Company, 1972)
Well told, with lively and enjoyable illustrations. The argument and bet are very well handled. The distinctive feature of this series is that near-identical books in Spanish and English are bound together.